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Unfinished Washington Portrait

The original portrait of George Washington as he appears on the dollar bill, is currently hanging in the Boston Athenaeum, a two-hundred year old library across from the Massachusetts State House.

The Athenaeum bought the painting, and a corresponding one of Martha Washington, in 1831, but then sold them in 1980. So this exhibit is something of a homecoming for the paintings.

This program aired on April 19, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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